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He heard about MCC from the Kansas City Royals (kind of)

Leave it to a Kansas City Royals superfan like Brett Winningham to notice the name of a certain college on the royal-blue background of manager Ned Yost’s post-game press conferences. Living in Lamar, Mo., a town of about 4,500 north of Joplin, the 23-year-old had been thinking about college. He’d never heard of Metropolitan Community …

Together we saw great success, Chancellor James says at farewell

He may have agreed only to “a little cake after the board meeting,” but Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Mark James’ final Board of Trustees meeting involved a bit more than that. James, MCC’s chancellor since 2010, was presented with two resolutions of commendation (one from the College, one from Kansas City Mayor Sly James), a …

MCC remembers trustee Robert (Bob) Martin, 1934-2017

Metropolitan Community College lost its longest-serving trustee, Robert “Bob” Hugh Martin, on Monday, April 3, 2017. Trustee Martin served 41 years on the Board of Trustees. “His unique historical knowledge, his expertise and his strong leadership and dedication to MCC will be sorely missed,” Chancellor Mark James said. “Bob raised the bar for everyone around …

Missouri’s community colleges join forces to expand the number of skilled workers

Metropolitan Community College has joined Missouri’s 11 other community colleges to create a workforce training network that will share resources and eliminate “geographic and procedural barriers.” Chancellors and presidents of the 12 college systems signed off on the Missouri Community College Workforce Development Network at a ceremony March 9 in the Capitol Rotunda in Jefferson …

MCC, Northwest Missouri State work together to save students time, money

Metropolitan Community College and Northwest Missouri State University will launch a pilot program in Fall 2017 that, through a concurrent enrollment model, meets a joint goal of increasing the number of students completing associate and bachelor’s degrees in an accelerated format. The partnership will provide students with an opportunity to complete both an Associate of …

State higher education board green-lights MCC student success program

The state’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education along with the Missouri Department of Higher Education have approved Metropolitan Community College’s participation in the Guided Pathways to Success pilot program. MCC is one of just five colleges chosen to implement the initiative. The program focuses on developing clear “degree pathways” designed to keep students on track …

MCC Foundation directors help share the MCC story

More than 25 community leaders generously volunteer their time, talent and resources by serving on the MCC Foundation Board of Directors. The group works to advance the mission of the College through philanthropy, advocacy and volunteerism. Carolyn Watley, president of benefits and insurance for the Kansas City office of CBIZ, is one of the gracious …

MCC Chancellor Mark James named one of Ingram’s most powerful business leaders

Chancellor Mark James

We are proud to announce that ChancelIor Mark James was named to Ingram’s list of most powerful business leaders in the Kansas City area.   Ingram’s magazine, a local business publication, highlights  business, industry and economic development trends throughout the bi-state region. The publication explained its methodology in choosing the top 250 business leaders in the …